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DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2023/2024

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Year 1 Academic year: 2023/24, Starting in: September

Notes:
1. Students are not allowed to take more than a total of 30 credits below level 11.

2. An alternative appropriate course may be substituted with the permission of the Programme Director.

Compulsory courses

You must take these courses

Course options

Group A

Select exactly 100 credits in this group.

MSc Biotechnology Compulsory Course Choices

Select between 10 and 20 credits of the following courses
Notes:
Students will need to take at least 10 credits from the following options. Please note that your first choice may not be possible to guarantee due to demand.
AND

Biological Sciences - Biotechnology (MSc & PgDip) - Optional Courses for semester 1

Select between 30 and 40 credits of the following courses
Notes:
If a student chooses Principles of Industrial Biotechnology as their choice above, they will need to choose 30 credits from this list.

Please note the following restrictions due to similarity in content. It is NOT permitted to:
- take 'Python Programming for the Life Sciences' in Semester 2 if you take 'Bioinformatics 1' or 'Bioinformatics Programming & System Management' in Semester 1
- take both 'Automation and Industry' and 'Practical Skills in Biochemistry A'
- take 'Intelligent Agriculture' if you have previously studied our 'Plant Biotechnology' undergraduate course┬┐
AND

Biological Sciences - Biotechnology - Optional Course Semester 2

Select between 40 and 50 credits of the following courses
Notes:
If a student chooses Metagenomics as their choice above, they will need to choose 40 credits in this semester.

Students may not take more than two of the following four courses without special permission from their Programme Director:
PGBI11090 Industry and Entrepreneurship in Biotechnology
CMSE11202 Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship
PGSP11331 Biobusiness
PGBI11049 Commercial Aspects of Drug Discovery

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